on 27-04-2012 01:20 PM
Battlefield 3 DLC; Close Quarters, coming June 2012
So, a few weeks ago, I was invited to a preview event to try out the upcoming DLC for Battlefield 3! Close Quarters is a brand new 'territory capture' mode with a few differences. The most noticable difference is that the maps are quite enclosed giving the mode a much more frantic feel as you just do not know who is going to be around the corner! Adding to that tension is the fact you cannot spawn from a captured flag meaning more often than not, you are dropped right into the action!
This DLC is the first part of 3 planned updated for Battlefield 3 this year with Battlefield 3: Armored Kill coming in the Autumn and Battlefield 3: End Game coming this winter.
Here is the breakdown from EA explaining more!
BATTLEFIELD 3: CLOSE QUARTERS
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters is a themed expansion pack bringing the team play of Battlefield 3 to tight indoor environments. The frantic close quarters infantry combat showcases the wide spectrum of battles that only Battlefield 3 can deliver, from huge open environments to intimate indoor gunplay. Battlefield 3: Close Quarters is amplified by unprecedented high definition destruction, new ways to play, added persistence, and new weapons including the ACW-R carbine, the M417 sniper rifle, the L86LSW machine gun and the M5K tactical machine pistol.
The HD Destruction in Battlefield 3: Close Quarters lets players riddle the environment with bullets, reducing entire locales to ruin. Everything from furniture to plaster can be shot to pieces, and players can see the result of the mayhem as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor. The tight level design and many opportunities for vertical gameplay create a highly competitive environment.
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters key features
AUG Assault Rifle
SCAR Assault Rifle
M417 Sniper Rifle
JNG-90 Sniper Rifle
L86LSW Machine Gun
LSAT Machine Gun
M5K Tactical Machine Pistol
27-04-2012 02:09 PM - edited 27-04-2012 02:37 PM
Seems we were all wrong about some of the weapons
Looks like I got something correct about the recon class though A fully automatic battle rifle to compete with the G3A3 and SCAR-H.
The HK M417 is like a modern day FN FAL (or HK G3), like I suggested the recons should get which is was FNs direct competition against the HKs G3 back in the day . Fast forward to now and FN and HK are against each other with the FN SCAR-H and HK M417..
In a nut shell the its a similar concept with both FN and HK. FN designed the SCAR in two calibers, called one H (heavy) and the other L (light). What HK did was redesign the M4A1 with 2 calibers M416 using 5.56mm and M417 using 7.62mm (just for cloudy they replaced the firing mechanism of the M4 with the one from the G36 amongst other stuff)
In the game I'd expect the M417 to be closer to the G3A3 in performance* than to the SCAR-H. As SCAR-H in BF3 has had its barrel shortened making it easier to carry when operating in vehicles, so it loses some of its accuracy of range
*thats as long as its full auto
Edit: Mike I think they mean the MP5
on 27-04-2012 03:44 PM
on 25-05-2012 09:41 AM
Is there a release date on this yet. I no its coming out in June but why they leaving it so late to tell us the release date,was hoping it was gonna be out this weekend with ps3 users getting it a week early but not looking like it so hopefully gonna be the first week of June for ps3 users.
on 25-05-2012 10:17 AM
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